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Gov. Huckabee Decides God No Longer Omnipresent

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Poor little god!

Gov. Huckabee says God has been “systematically . . . removed from our schools.” (You know, as in: “should we be surprised that our schools become places of carnage?”)

I have seen people removed from schools.  A police officer – usually large – escorts away a scrawny 7th grader who’d done something along the lines of smoking dope in the bathroom. The kid vanishes, last seen as a pair of small eyes barely elevated enough to peer solemnly out the cruiser’s back door window. Removed.

Apparently, something similar happened to Gov. Huckabee’s god.

Too bad. Some kind of law enforcer that must’ve been, stronger than god and all. Some pathetic little god that was, too, that heavies could just toss him into the back seat and whisk him away.

I wonder what god it was.  Does it sound like the same one who spoke to Job:

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?

On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angelsshouted for joy?”


“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades?
Can you loosen Orion’s belt?
32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons[c]
or lead out the Bearwith its cubs?
33 Do you know the laws of the heavens?
Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?

Has that God ever been small enough to be “systematically removed” from any place in the cosmos?

See, I know students and teachers and administrators and bus drivers and secretaries and custodians and para-professionals who pray their way through every day of their public school careers. They’re pretty convinced that “the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him . . . ” Right there. In school. They don’t pray “on street corners” “to be seen by others,” (as Matthew describes – and that kind, when commanded by staff people, is illegal, thank God.) They pray, instead, secretly, to a God who is unseen, believing that he hears and responds.

That kind of prayer in school is protected by every court in America.

Wouldn’t that kind of God have to be present now, right now, everywhere, no matter what people do? And, as far as that God being “systematically removed,” well, LOL.




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  1. Great point. It’s nice to have a clear answer to that assertion.

    Hal H

    April 6, 2013 at 11:11 am

  2. Monte You’re an idiot. Ofcourse God is omnipresent. Try cracking open a bible though and seeing how God removes His hand time after time we forsake Him. He’ll always be there for us, yet look at the prodigal son. When you feed on pig food (in this case an abolishion of God) look at the debts you can fall. You are what you eat sound familiar? All Huckabee is saying is there is no God on the menu in schools to choose from. Choose this day, oh…wait there is no choice


    March 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    • Adam, there was no God on the menu in my school, and that was lucky I guess, since God is on an entirely different plane. Why try to make God just another educational boredom?

      Hal H

      May 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

  3. I can’t agree more! If you teach your kids to pray, there will always be prayer in schools. Some insignificant government cannot remove God from schools. God cannot be banned.


    December 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

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